'There will be no wrecking, no undermining, and no sniping.'
-Tony Abbott, 15 September 2015
Niki Savva is one of the most senior correspondents in the Canberra
Press Gallery. She was twice political correspondent on The
Australian, and headed up the Canberra bureaus of both The
Herald Sun and The Age. When family tragedy forced a
career change, she became Peter Costello's press secretary for six
years and was then on John Howard's staff for three. Her work has
brought her into intimate contact with Australia's major political
players for more than 35 years. She is a regular columnist for
The Australian, and often appears on ABC TV's
In March 2017, the Melbourne Press Club bestowed Niki with a lifetime achievement award for 'outstanding coverage of Australian politics as a reporter, columnist and author'. Her previous book, The Road to Ruin, was a major bestseller, and won the 2016 General Nonfiction Book of the Year Award at the Australian Book Industry Awards.